PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
At the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Residential Facility, this class is accountable for directing the implementation, operation and management of programs and services.
Receives executive direction from the Commissioner of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Directs staff and veterans who reside in the facility including patient workers.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of Veterans Residential Facility; coordinates, plans and manages all aspects of residential rehabilitation program and services to ensure that domicile operated in safe, comfortable and rehabilitative manner; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy including patient worker program; interprets and administers pertinent laws; supervises and evaluates staff including social workers, counselors and food services management; oversees and enforces disciplinary system for domicile patients; prepares and administers division budget; meets with veteran service organizations to coordinate input into facility programs; responsible for developing and coordinating rehabilitation programs on and off-campus including educational programs, job-training programs, life-skills classes and recreational/athletic opportunities through use of internal and external resources to facilitate movement of veterans to independence; directs admission processing; oversees food service operations and on-campus patient worker programs; oversees arrangements for clinical and diagnostic evaluations; ensures administration of substance abuse and random drug-testing programs for all residents; plans and implements functions such as counseling and job placement services, job fairs and graduations; ensures residents receive Social Security and Veteran’s Aid benefits; coordinates arrangements for burial services and expenses including disposition of estates and appointment of conservators; provides liaison with media, assists in developing programs to improve public and community relations and makes presentations concerning various veterans’ programs; prepares reports; writes grant proposals; may confer with doctors to ensure provision of appropriate medical services for residents; may counsel patients on personal financial and employment issues; performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of institutional administration; some knowledge of veterans and military service members issues, experiences and backgrounds; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to plan and implement programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten years of professional experience in administration of a large or complex organization/program(s) that serves a diverse client base in a government, military, business management or institutional environment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity with responsibility for implementing rehabilitation programs in a residential setting with some experience in veterans’ services.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in business or public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Veterans Home and Hospital Executive Officer (RC) in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective March 1, 1994. (Revised to modify content and retitle)